Naomi B. Robbins on states:

A cycle plot (Cleveland, Dunn, and Terpenning, 1978) shows both the cycle or trend and the day-of-the-week or the month-of-the-year effect. Thus the cycle plot retains the strengths more common plots  without either of their weaknesses.



Andy Cotgreave provided this example on

Blog posts

Andy’s blog post to accompany the above video is here:

Jock MacKinlay‘s post from way back in 2008 includes links to a sample workbook:

Bill Saltmarsh includes a video in his post:

Whilst Robert Rouse refers to Cycle plots in this article:

Example workbooks

2016 IronViz champion Curtis Harris made use of a Cycle plot, so if that’s not a good enough reason to use one, I don’t know what is! Here’s the winning submission:!/vizhome/TheSlowDeclineoftheNewYorkCityYellowTaxi/IVHAR